Mt. Sniktau

A short hike from Loveland Pass can take you to the summit of Mt. Sniktau (el 13,234ft). Breathtaking views and overly friendly marmots greet you along the way.

The starting point at Loveland Pass

The starting point at Loveland Pass

Watch out for long range weaponry!

Watch out for long range weaponry!

Endless trails

Endless trails

Making I70 look good!

Making I70 look good!

Torreys Peak (el 14,267ft)

Torreys Peak (el 14,267ft)

You can see a long way from up here

You can see a long way from up here

Flying J Ranch Park

Flying J Ranch Park is a great little spot for a mellow 3-5 mile run. The trails are mostly smooth and buffed out, but they wind nicely through meadows and in and out of forested sections.

 

Park Entrance

Park Entrance

Buffed out goodness

Buffed out goodness

A couple nice little stream crossings

A couple nice little stream crossings

Up into the lodgepoles

Up into the lodgepoles

Lodgepoles galore!

Lodgepoles galore!

Staunton State Park - Lions Head

This morning was my first time out in Staunton State Park and I was shocked at how gorgeous this place is. For a nice as it is it certainly seems to fly under the radar.

I didn't have a ton of time so I shot right up Lions Head the shortest way possible which still made for a 10.5 mile run with ~2,000ft of vert.

 

Black Mtn and Elk Falls from the Elk Falls Overlook

Black Mtn and Elk Falls from the Elk Falls Overlook

Mt Bierstadt and Mt Evans from the top of Lions Head

Mt Bierstadt and Mt Evans from the top of Lions Head